RUGBY FIXTURES: Top-of-table battle for OLs

Ben Wiles with the ball for OLs in November against Market Harborough
Ben Wiles with the ball for OLs in November against Market Harborough

Leaders Peterborough at Fenley Field

There’s an exciting top-of-the-table game in prospect at Fenley Field on Saturday for Old Laurentians.

Anthony Reynolds slipping a pass to Jack Taylor for Rugby Welsh against Atherstone in December

Anthony Reynolds slipping a pass to Jack Taylor for Rugby Welsh against Atherstone in December

Second-placed OLs are at home to Midlands 2 East (South) leaders Peterborough. The visitors, who have only lost once so far, are eight points ahead of OLs, with the hosts just one point ahead of third-placed Oundle.

Just around the corner in Alwyn Road, Rugby Welsh are also at home this weekend. Their Midlands 5 West (South) game is against Birmingham Exiles, who are third in the table, with Welsh fifth.

After their cup semi-final win over Coalville last week, Rugby Lions are back in league action with a trip to sixth-placed Malvern. Lions are still top of Midlands 2 West (South), six points ahead of nearest rivals Silhillians.

Having returned to winning ways over Market Rasen & Louth last weekend, Newbold travel to fifth-placed Melton Mowbray, who lost to ninth-placed Wellingborough on Saturday.

Jerry Turagabeci in Lions' win over Coalville last weekend

Jerry Turagabeci in Lions' win over Coalville last weekend

Leaders Newbold are still four points ahead of Old Northamptonians at the top of Midlands 1 East.

Fresh from their 20-7 win over Manor Park in their last outing, Rugby St Andrews hope to maintain that form when they travel to Old Coventrians, who are fifth in Midlands 3 East (South), two places above Saints. Old Coventrians were beaten 17-10 in their last game by ninth-placed Old Wheatleyans.

James McGill scoring for Newbold last weekend

James McGill scoring for Newbold last weekend

Kristen Ennifer in Saints win over Manor Park in their first outing of 2017

Kristen Ennifer in Saints win over Manor Park in their first outing of 2017